Roslovic boosts Blue Jackets to win against Sabres


BUFFALO — Jack Roslovic scored his first two goals of the season and had an assist for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 7-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday.

Max Domi had a goal and two assists, Vladislav Gavrikov scored two goals, and Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves for the Blue Jackets (10-6-0), who have won three of their past four games.

Tage Thompson scored two goals, Dylan Cozens had a goal and an assist, and Rasmus Dahlin and Colin Miller each had two assists for the Sabres (7-9-2), who have lost three straight.

Tokarski allowed four goals on 12 shots before he was replaced 55 seconds into the second period by Aaron Dell, who made 14 saves on 15 shots.

Thompson gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead at 3:38 of the first period. He scored after Victor Olofsson sent a pass through defenseman Andrew Peeke‘s legs to Thompson in front of the net.

Roslovic scored to tie the game 1-1 at 8:23. Defenseman Zach Werenski drew attention when he joined the rush and pushed the puck over to Roslovic, who flipped it between Tokarski’s left pad and glove.

Roslovic put the Blue Jackets ahead 2-1 at 14:04, but Zemgus Girgensons tied it 2-2 with 0.3 seconds remaining in the period when he tipped in a point shot from Colin Miller on the power play.

Oliver Bjorkstrand gave Columbus a 3-2 lead when he scored off the rush from the top of the right face-off circle 24 seconds into the second period. Domi scored 31 seconds later from the low slot to make it 4-2 at 55 seconds and chase Tokarski.

Gavrikov extended it to 5-2 when his shot from the blue line went in off the stick of defenseman Mark Pysyk at 3:41 on the Blue Jackets’ third shot on goal of the period.

Cozens scored from the top of the left circle off the rush to cut it to 5-3 at 4:44, and Thompson narrowed it to 5-4 at 9:55 with a slap shot from the left circle on the power play.

Gavrikov scored into an empty net with 45 seconds remaining to make it 6-4, and Sean Kuraly made it 7-4 with another empty-net goal with 10 seconds left.

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